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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

(1718-1792), First Lord of the Admiralty

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 25 portraits
First Lord of the Admiralty, 1748-51, 1763, 1771-82. Instituted reforms in naval dockyards with Anson, but was later blamed for the rundown at the time of the American War of Independence. Known as 'Jemmy Twitcher' for his part in the prosecution of his friend Wilkes. The Sandwich Islands were named after him. However, his most lasting contribution to British culture is his invention of the now-familiar snack - the sandwich.

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'The Regency twelfth cake not cut up', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12252

'The Regency twelfth cake not cut up'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 19 February 1789
NPG D12252

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Robert Stewart
mezzotint, published 1779
NPG D4171

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Robert Stewart
mezzotint, published 1779
NPG D4172

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by and published by John Keyse Sherwin, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D14062

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